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Dyer, Indiana

Incorporated: as a town in 1910 
Highlights: St. Margaret Mercy Hospital  
12 parks totaling 76.5 acres 
Origin of Name:  Dyer was the maiden name of  Martha Hart, wife of Aaron Norton Hart, a  publisher who invested in the area which later became Dyer. The Harts moved from Philadelphia to the Dyer area in 1857. 
County: Lake County
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Some History:  

Approximately 1830, the region of Northwest Indiana was inhabited by Pottawatomie Indians and was becoming a new settlement for a new group of people.  Records as far back as 1838 document the early origins of what is now the town of Dyer.  Also in that year, the original State Line House was being constructed:  a stopping place for travelers en route to Chicago and for Union Soldiers during the Civil War. 

A noted farmer in the early town of Dyer was Mr. Hart, who improved the area land through the development of ditch systems, therefore improving the usability of the land. 

The area experienced notable growth with the addition railway lines and stations.  Other areas of business that emerged in Dyer included a furniture store, a blacksmith shops, a creamery, a pickle and sauerkraut factory, a flour mill, several taverns, and a couple of grocery stores.

In the early 1920s, Dyer was selected for the portion the "Ideal Section of the Lincoln Highway," an experimental model for the standards of U.S. highway construction.  This involvement brought Dyer national attention.

Chamber Site: Dyer Chamber of Commerce
Town Site:  Dyer Online 
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